Fixed term for six months. We would be happy to consider anyone who would like to apply on the basis of a secondment from their substantive job. If you would like to apply on the basis of a secondment please get the agreement from your manager before applying.
This is an opportunity to join the Brighton and Hove City Council Shared Lives Scheme. At our last CQC inspection the Scheme was rated good overall with outstanding in ‘responsive’.
We work with our Shared Lives carers to provide person-centred support and positive outcomes for people with a learning disability or mental health needs in the community.
Shared Lives carers welcome people into their homes to provide short breaks, day share or full-time support.
Interview Date: TBC
For an informal discussion, please contact Carolyn Fisher Shared Lives Manager on 07557744662.
About the role
We are a small supportive team, looking to continue to grow and develop our service.
The Shared Lives Scheme recruits and assesses Shared Lives carers, who are self-employed.
We currently have 35 Shared Lives households across the city.
We support carers to ensure that they are trained and are matched with someone whose needs they can meet and who will fit within their lifestyle.
As a service we value enabling people to have the opportunity to live a meaningful life as part of family life and the local community and to have support to make their own choices and decisions.
We work closely with social care and health colleagues to ensure that carers and service users have access to support, advice and information as they need it.
We oversee placements from the start and Shared Lives Officers work closely with Shared Lives Carers to ensure everyone is able to provide good quality care.
You will have
- extensive experience of working with vulnerable people with an enthusiasm for service user inclusion.
- A relevant qualification in Social Care or Care management (at least NVQ3, or equivalent relevant experience)
- knowledge of Care Quality Commission regulations and experience of working in a regulated / inspected service
- experience of assessing, support planning and risk assessment
- ability to communicate effectively with service users and professional colleagues
- the ability to work well in a small team and manage your workload.
We highly recommend you read the ‘Maximise your Chances’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce..